How Docker Addresses Kernel Level Redundancy

Docker Kernel Level Redundancy

Docker is making waves, especially among those in system administration, developer-operations, and cloud/virtualization roles. Here we attempt to explain Docker’s most disruptive feature without expecting prior knowledge of Docker’s underlying technologies. In a virtualized datacenter, we have one OS per VM and the hardware is virtualized for each VM. We may have any number of VMs running services (web hosting, backup services, Oracle, or others) on the same physical machine. Through the abstraction of hardware and OS data to files, we can migrate VMs across physical machines and increase the efficiency of cycles previously left idle when using a single … Read More